300,000 more Britons fall into fuel poverty.

Guardian: Estimates suggest that for every 1% increase in energy prices, about 40,000 households are pushed into fuel poverty – defined as when consumers spend more than 10% of their income on heating. The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) said 300,000 more homes had fallen into difficulty this winter and millions could follow without urgent government action.”” Its annual report said government moves to reduce the impact of environmental costs on industrial energy users were unfair to domestic customers, who are facing rising costs associated with green measures. It claims that over the next 15 years about £63bn will be added to consumer energy bills through the carbon floor price and EU emissions trading system, on top of other price increases.” FPAG also concludes the Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal could take 30 years to succeed.